Medium: Mixed media - Emulsion, acrylic, charcoal, chalk pastel, oil pastels and conte crayons on paperr
Size: 50.0cm x 90.0cm (19.75″ x 35.5″)
This piece is very much a return to my roots. Throughout college and university, I was heavily focused on drawing, in particular charcoal drawing. I was massively inspired by the drawings of Kossoff and Auerbach and I think this can be seen in parts of the piece. The scene was taken from a scrap of newspaper that caught my eye, as I often find myself pulled to drawing train lines and stations, with the tracks giving a good sense of perspective.
Trains heading away from Battersea Power Station by Matthew Thompson
Matthew Thompson is a young artist originally from the Huddersfield area of Yorkshire. Matthew Thompson has been painting since 2007 and completed his final year at the Manchester School of Art in 2013.
Even now, this young artist has established a distinctive style of painting using oil paints as well as mixed media of paints, charcoal and pastels creating a passionate and expressive take on everyday urban life.